Run by the New Mexico government, the NM Lottery began in the year 1996, becoming the 38th US lottery. The NM lottery is also a member of the MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association). The New Mexico Lottery Authority was established as a separate entity from the State to be governed by a board of 7 directors. This board of directors is chosen by the governor. The New Mexico lottery offers many scratch-off and draws games for its players. You need to be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to play the New Mexico Lottery.
GAMES PLAYED IN NEW MEXICO LOTTERY –
- Pick 3
- Road Runner Cash
- Hot Lotto
- Lotto America
- Mega Millions
THE NM LOTTO –
Lotto America jackpot starts from $2 million and tends to grow till anyone wins it. The ticket for Lotto America is just $1 for each play, per drawing. The jackpot prize for the winners is equally distributed between all the winning tickets. In case the claims for the win exceed the set prize fund, all prizes are subject to be reduced. NM lotto’s jackpot prize can either be given as an annuity or as one lump sum payment. If you chance to win the NM lotto with winning numbers and choose annuity over lump sum payment, your annual payments will be increased every year at a given set of percentage.
THE NM POWERBALL –
Did you know that Powerball is played in forty-four states including Washington, Puerto Rico, and many more? The jackpot for the NM lottery winning numbers begins at $40 million and continues to grow till someone wins it. After the game is played, the NM lottery results made available online as well as to all lottery retailers. If you are the one with the winning numbers, all you need to do is to claim your prize!
NEW MEXICO LOTTERY CLAIMS FOR PRIZES –
If you have won a prize in the New Mexico lottery, there are certain facts that you need to be aware of. Take a look at the following tips if you are looking forward to claim your prize –
- You need to claim your New Mexico Lottery prizes within a period of 90 days from the drawing date.
- If you have won a prize in the Nm lotto or Nm Powerball or in fact any other New Mexico lottery, you will be required to let your name, city, and prize amount out for public information. This is something that also helps to win the confidence of the public in the lottery.
- As a New Mexico lottery winner, you need to be aware of the fact that any prize money more than $600 is subjected to federal and State taxes.
- The deadlines for NM lottery prizes in promotions may differ from the 90-day limit claim of other NM lotteries. There are a different set of rules for prizes in promotions that are provided separately for the players.
For details of New Mexico lottery and latest news visit New Mexico Lottery Official Website